Basswood Lake Fishing Guides

Guided Fishing Day Trip

Northern Minnesota’s Famous Basswood Lake located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness produces monster Walleye’s over 12 pounds, Northern Pike over 40 pounds, and rod bending Smallmouth Bass over 6 pounds. Join one of our top-notched guides, portage into this world class fishing lake and increase your chances of doing battle with one of these feisty fish. This trip requires a wilderness permit, therefore we strongly encourage you to reserve your trip early!

Trip Includes: Guide, Boat, Gas, Bait & Complimentary fish cleaning/packaging

FULL DAY – 8 hours: Rate (1-2 people): $450.00 per trip
*$32 portage fee per boat is additional

DOES NOT include BWCAW Day Use Motor Permit, MN fishing license, Forest Service Tax, guide gratuity or portage fees.

Guided Fishing on Basswood Lake Includes:

Your Guide will be supplying in addition to the boat or canoe:

  • Bait
  • Tackle
  • Gas
  • Life Jacket
  • Permit (depending on trip requested)
  • Rods and Reels (advanced notice requested)

Here are some essentials that you should bring with you for a more enjoyable day trip:

  • Rod and Reel – if you have a favorite you would like to bring, otherwise call and request to use our top quality gear
  • Good Raingear
  • Warm Layers
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Beverages & Snacks

What time do you start & where do you meet the guide?

  • After reserving a trip, we will discuss with you the start time and to either meet at the resort or an Ely lake. Full or half day morning trips generally start at 6:30-7:30am. Full days are 8 hours on the water.